8. “Black in Brooklyn” Presented by Green-Wood

Taking place on Saturday February 17, from 11am to 1pm, “Black in Brooklyn” is a Black History Month celebration that sheds light on the unique stories of black lives in Green-Wood. Hear about the accomplishments of black New Yorkers and abolitionists while on a special trolley tour, led by Green-Wood historian, Jeff Richman.

During the trip, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the monuments of Susan Smith McKinney Steward, the first black female doctor in the state, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeremiah Hamilton, New York’s first black millionaire, among others. Green-Wood Cemetery is located at 500 25th Street in Brooklyn.